The Nexus 7 (2013) may receive the Android Marshmallow update, despite that fact that the tablet is more than two years old. The news comes from a Google+ post by Artem Russakovskii – who's leaked a number of details about the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P recently – which stated that while the Nexus 7 (2013) will get Marshmallow, the Nexus 7 (2012) will not.
Google recently changed its policy on Android updates for Nexus devices, promising security patches for three years after initial release and major software updates (ie new Android versions) for two years, but it wasn't clear whether this would affect the older generation of devices. If Russakovskii is correct, the Nexus 7 (2013) Marshmallow update should appear in the next few weeks.
Google tends to make the factory images available for software updates on its dedicated Google Developers Factory Image page soon after release. We'll publish a tutorial on how to flash Marshmallow on the Nexus 7 (2013) once we get our hands on it.
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